Dec. 16, 2006
MALIBU, Calif. - Even without Teena Wickett and Teiosha George for the second straight game, Pepperdine was able to dominate Long Beach State in the paint, outscoring the 49ers 24-16, en route to a 69-42 victory in Firestone Fieldhouse.
Long Beach State (1-10) hit two of its first three shots and led 4-0 before Daphanie Kennedy sparked the Waves (7-3) to a 23-11 run over a 12-minute span.
Shannon Johnson gave Pepperdine its first lead of the night with 8:03 remaining in the first half and the Waves never trailed again, leading by 17 at the half.
Pepperdine shot .517 on 15-of-29 shooting during the first 20 minutes of play to Long Beach State's .286 (17-of-49).
The second half was all Pepperdine as Long Beach was never closer than 17 and trailed by as many as 31 late.
Karina Figueroa scored a game-high 21 for Long Beach as the only player to reach double-digits in scoring for the visitors.
Pepperdine will return to action Monday night when it hosts UC Santa Barbara at 7 p.m. in Malibu. The Waves are 2-1 against teams from the Big West Conference this season.